New Concord Accident

POSTED BY: News Department
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 09:28 PM
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A 28 thousand pound flat bed truck lost control, pinning a man underneath and snapping a telephone pole on Tuesday afternoon in New Concord. It happened at the corner of Cherry and Liberty Streets. 59-year-old Bill Essex had been directing the truck into his driveway to unload a bed of rocks that he had ordered. The driver told the New Concord Police Department, that when he started backwards the breaks went into the floor and he lost control. In it’s sudden descent the truck rolled on top of Essex, and snapped a utility pole. He lay pinned underneath for more than 30 minutes. Once rescue crews pulled him out they took him to Genesis Hospital. From there he was medflighted to Riverside Hospital in Columbus. The officers, who investigated the accident, found the truck to be a legal weight limit but they also found a hole in the break line. The driver of the truck was from sandstone company out of Norwich. The New Concord Police Department is still looking into the incident and charges have yet to be filed.

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